Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm

Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August
National Yacht Club

Take the Helm, Join the Fun

Great Craic, Excellent Sailing, Amazing Social Programme

The Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm event gives all sailing women an annual sailing goal and to encourage a move from shore to boat, crew to helm or club event to regional event.  The event is open to PY Dinghy Racing and Keelboat Racing from Teens to Seniors. Anyone can enter the event and have some fun, with the only proviso being that a woman needs to helm and 50% of the crew need to be women. Female helms currently stand out from the crowd in a male dominated sport, let’s change that.

Register yourself and then link up with 2 other boats from your club and enter as a team of 3 for the Club Team Perpetual Trophy - Ireland's FIRST Club Perpetual.

ENTRY FOR SPORTSBOATS AND KEELBOATS HAS REOPENED

Racing Registration Open Here with National Yacht Club

NOR HERE

ENTRY FEES

CLASS Early Bird
to 30 June
Standard
to 31 July
Late
to 15 Aug
Dinghies - Singlehanders €50 €60 €70
Dinghies - Doublehanders €75 €85 €95
Sportsboats: J80, 1720, SB20, Flying Fifteen etc €135 €155 €155
Other Keelboats on ECHO standard €135 €155 €155  
Under 25 Keelboat Teams GO FREE 
Register is normal and ICRA WILL REFUND YOU
€000 €000 €000

  1. All dinghies PY(<1240). 
  2. Fleets may be split depending on entry numnbers at the discretion of OA
CAI Cruise in Company


If you own a boat (or know someone with a boat) and racing isn't your thing, then register your boat to join the CAI Cruise in Company.

And if you don't have a boat, then register as crew and we will match you up with a cruiser for the day. You just gotta bring a packed lunch (and no harm in bringing some biccies for the skipper).

This is FREE to Irish Sailing club members. All based on availability of crew spaces, first in, first allocated.

  • 9:30 Skippers and Crew meet at Dun Laoghaire Marine (or home port of boat)
  • 10:00 On board briefings
  • 11:00 Departure (possibly earlier)
  • 13:00 ish anchor up for lunch (destinations to be decided on the day based on weather - Ireland's Eye, Killiney Bay orPoolbeg)
  • 16:00 ish return to Dun Laoghaire (or home port of boat)

REGISTER YOUR BOAT or as CRUISING CREW HERE

Boat Charter


J80 charter available from Howth Yacht Clubat a special rate of €300 (usually €500) - contact training@hyc.ie

Laser Radial with legal sails charter available from Irish National Sailing School at €250 - contact sailing@inss.ie

RS200 is kindly being made available for use FOC - contact Maedbh rafferm1@tcd.ie

Wayfarers, RS Ventures €70 available from National Yacht Club - go here - available to all sailors (no need to be an NYC member)

J80 available for National Yacht Club members - contact office@nyc.ie

If you have a boat you would like to make available please email Gail.

ICRA Under 25s FREE


ICRA delighted to support the further promotion of the Under 25 sailing keelboat teams, by paying the entry fee for any Under 25 Keelboat Team entering the Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm Regatta.

Find out more here

Maiden the Movie


Showing MAIDEN, the documentary movie all about the 1989 women’s Whitbread round the world race team

FREE to registered racing sailors

€5 for non-racers 

All proceeds will go to THE MAIDEN FACTOR To advance the education of girls aged 5 to 18 years old who would not otherwise receive a formal or vocational education.

  • National Yacht Club
  • Friday 16th August 2019
  • Film commencing at 19:30
  • Plus, barstool talk after screening with Maiden Crew, Angela Heath

A sailors supper will be available in the club from 18:30

Limited seating RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE.... 

Maximum of 2 tickets per person

Sustainability

 

This event will be ECO friendly with reusable signs, no unnecessary printing, no single use plastic and easily accessible hydration.

Registered Sailors for the Sea Clean Regatta and aiming for PLATINUM.

Full details HERE

Crews and Helms


If you don't have a boat or don't have a crew reach out and we will try and match you up

CREW looking for a BOAT
BOATS looking for CREW
HELMS looking for a BOAT

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST HERE

or take a look at the boats available to charter

Ideas to Encourage More Women to Take the Helm

 

  1. Promote to this event to your members
  2. Encourage the move from Crew to Helm with Crew Swaps
  3. Give Your Club Team Support
  4. Support with Boat Charter
  5. Organise Club Training
  6. Boat Share
  7. Contact your Local Sports Partnership for support
  8. Share your stories of Women at the Helm on social media and news
  9. 20x20 Visibility is important, so share images
  10. Invite more women on to committees to inspire the next generation
  11. Develop more female Race Officials
  12. Powerboat Driving Training for Women
  13. Encourage Sailors to move from Club to Local to Regional to National Events
#20X20

News


20 Jun '19 MAIDEN MOVIE NIGHT

13 APR '19 REGISTRATION LAUNCH

10 JAN '19 - TAKE THE TILLER AND OWN IT

13 NOV '18 - SAVE THE DATE